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Half-Term Fun at The Herbert

Dippy the Dinosaur. Photo (c) Rob Tysall - Pro Photography.

If you’re stuck for things to do this half-term, the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum have lots of activities for youngsters to get involved in.

It’s a great opportunity to meet Dippy the Diplodocus. The world-famous dinosaur measures a whopping 26-metres long and is a real treat for all ages—Dippy can be found in their natural habitat at the gallery’s covered court, along with their impressive fossil wall; featuring specimens from across the UK and replica Dippy skull (perfect for getting up and close with a real Diplodocus!)

There’s also a range of art workshops running throughout the May half-term. With the theme, Scenic Seascapes, children from the age of 3 upwards can explore watercolours, collaging and junk modelling in the Herbert’s sea-inspired half-term craft activities. 27 May – 3 June (excluding 29 May), 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. £2.50 drop in.

A Daniel Lismore sculpture. Photo (c) Rob Tysall Pro-Phtography.

Explore the artworks on display in the Herbert’s galleries through animated talks using child-friendly language: 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Drop in. Free. All welcome.

Join in with Saturday Storytelling, a 15-minute story about a different global artist each month. The next one is Saturday 27 May: 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Free, just drop in. For ages 3 + but all welcome.

For older children – ages 8 – 16, why not join an Art Masterclass: Acrylic and Oil Paint Making on 1 June at 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm-4pm. £11.55 Book online. Make and use your own acrylic and oil paint using dry soil in the Herbert’s half-term art masterclass. Led by artist Luiusa Freitas kids will have the chance to use the paints they make and create their own seascapes.

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